The once endangered #Vicuna is Peru’s national animal. It’s a relative of the llama and is now believed to be the wild ancestor of domesticated alpacas. These wild animals are rounded up and shorn every 3 years for their super fine & soft wool- anything made from this wool is very expensive. In the time of the #Inca it was illegal to wear vicuna wool unless you were royalty. #Peru #Andes
A low view of the #NazcaLines. Scholars believe these lines were created by the #Nazca culture between 400 and 600AD. The hundreds of animal figures, simple lines and geometric patterns stretch more than 50 miles across the remote #Nazca desert in southern #Peru. No one really knows why these lines were made but many believe they have religious significance or possibly create a giant astronomical calendar. Airplanes offer tours to appreciate the grand scale of the lines but we didn’t fly. Check out the #NazcaLines hash tag for aerial views!
#HuacaDeLaLuna #TempleoftheMoon built by the #Moche civilization. Buried in sand for 2,000 years, this temple has been excavated for the past 22 years revealing brightly painted frescoes that stunned us! The hole at the top was from Spanish conquistadors that looted the temple in the 17th century. #Peru #indianajonesshit